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:00, a city hall showdown, as protesters demand answers to a deadly police shooting. >> shot down. protesters take over the city council meeting in oakland tonight. they're demanding to know more about an officer-involved shooting five months ago. tonight, that tactic worked. jean elle is live in oakland with more on that confrontation. >> reporter: jessica, alan blueford's parents are desperate to know more about the night an oakland police officer shot and killed their son. and tonight, with help from protesters, their voices were heard. >> we're not leaving here without being dragged out of here. there's hundreds more behind us. and then, there will be thousands. there will be no business as usual until there's justice for alan blueford. >> reporter: protesters demanding a police report about a shooting in may, taking over the city council meeting for the second time. city leaders closed gallery seating and limited the number of people allowed into the meeting. leaving a crowd of protesters in the hall, demanding access. wrestling with police when the gallery doors opened. back inside, ala
at these intersections 24/7. >> oakland has red light enforcement at 11 intersections in the city. >> a lot of these intersections we have pedestrians crossings, kids going to school. different people traveling through there. and we need a system that can help us. >> the department wants a green light from the city to extend the red light camera contract for an additional three years. they say it makes intersections safer. that extension would cost a little over $2 million. >> the police department experience as you've heard in there from loss and in terms of personnel this is one way to help us as a force multiplier and be there at those dangerous intersections. >> not everyone wants the red light cameras to stay. >> i would like them to conduct an independent study of what these cameras are doing. >> roger jones is a local activist who organized the red light camera protest group in alameda county. >> the public safety meeting and they're very concerned about the revenue. >> oakland is more concerned about money. red light runners are slapped with a $500 fine. in an eight-month period bet
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